Federal authorities announced Wednesday they are no longer searching for a second Uzbek national who may have been connected with Tuesday’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan.
The FBI announced Wednesday it was seeking information about 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, who it believed may have played a role in the incident, as reported by the The New York Times.
The FBI is no longer seeking information on Kadirov, according to Reuters. Authorities say they found the man, the FBI announced during a Wednesday press conference.
JUST IN: FBI official says no longer seeking information on second Uzbek man in connection with New York truck attack pic.twitter.com/of8uah4VBQ
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) November 1, 2017
Saipov was connected to suspects under investigations for terror-related activities, police officials also announced Wednesday. Authorities found handwritten notes connected to Saipov written in Arabic, suggesting the attacker was linked to radical Islam and had loyalties to the Islamic State.
“The gist of the note was that the Islamic State would endure forever,” New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said Wednesday morning.
“He appears to have followed almost to a T the instructions that ISIS has put out,” Miller added.
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